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NHS Continuing Healthcare

NHS Continuing Healthcare is a package of care arranged and funded solely by the NHS for individuals who are not in hospital but have ongoing complex, intense or unpredictable healthcare needs.  You can receive services in any setting, including your own home or a care home.  NHS Continuing Healthcare is free.

NHS Funded Nursing Care

Patients who are identified as not being eligible for 100% NHS Continuing Healthcare but are receiving care in a care home with nursing may be eligible for a contribution towards their assessed registered nurse input.  In these instances NHS contributions are made directly to the care home by the Clinical Commissioning Group in the area where the home is situated.

  • Eligibility

Eligibility is not dependent on a particular disease, diagnosis or condition, or on who provides the care or where it is provided.  Anyone assessed as having a certain level of care needs may receive NHS Continuing Healthcare.  If the assessment of your overall care needs show that your primary care need is a health need you could be eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare.  Once eligible for NHS Continuing Healthcare your care will be funded by the NHS but this is subject to review and should your care needs change the funding arrangement may also change.

For further information please call 01709 302027 or email 

Rotherham NHS Continuing Healthcare Team

Oak House, Moorhead Way, Bramley, Rotherham, S66 1YY